Echinops 'Veitch's Blue'
So handsome we put it on the front cover of our book! As striking as Delphinium `Blue Sensation', this is a Diggers favourite perennial and a real star in our gardens. The metallic blue flower is small but very abundant and they just keep on coming from December through to early autumn.
Hardy garden perennials, improve soil to a depth of at least 30cm before planting. Well-drained soil is essential, especially in areas with wet winter - if in doubt, plant in raised beds. Divide every 3-4 years to maintain healthy vigorous growth and prolific flowering. Prune back after flowering in late autumn.